Bruce Willis, Godzilla and Billy Jack Highlight Sony Movie Channel’s New Year!


If you love Godzilla, Bruce Willis or cult classic Billy Jack, you’ll find them on Sony Movie channel to kick off 2016.

A Bruce Willis double feature (Blind Date, Hudson Hawk) sets the tone on January 5th; Natalie Portman’s screen debut – The Professional – premieres on January 18th; Ray Harryhausen’s classic Jason and the Argonauts launches on January 28th; the Godzilla triple feature of Godzilla vs. Destroyah, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla and the Roland Emmerich Godzilla stomp all over January 29th, and four Tom Laughlin films – including three Billy Jack movies (Billy Jack, The Trial of Billy Jack and Billy Jack Goes to Washington) – closes out the month on January 30th.

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Highlights Include Broadcast Premieres of OPERATION ROGUE and STRANGER WITHIN, Natalie Portman in THE PROFESSIONAL, Sandra Bullock in THE NET, and More

CULVER CITY, CA – Monday, January 4, 2016 – Sony Movie Channel presents an action-packed January programming lineup featuring cult classics, adventure epics, creature features, techno thrillers, and more, airing in primetime all month long. The A-list roster includes a Bruce Willis two-pack, as well as broadcast premieres of OPERATION ROGUE and STRANGER WITHIN; crime thrillers starring Natalie Portman and Sandra Bullock; a Tom Laughlin four-pack on January 31, and more. (Photos can be downloaded here:

Highlights of SMC’s January programming lineup are as follows:

Bruce Willis Take Two Tuesday Double Feature—Tues., Jan. 5 at 8:15 p.m. ET

SMC celebrates Bruce Willis with a special two-pack, featuring his first starring role as a man whose life is turned upside down by an ill-fated evening with Kim Basinger in BLIND DATE. And Willis’ blackmailed thief must pull off the ultimate Art heist in the 1991 comedy HUDSON HAWK, with Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell and James Coburn.

OPERATION ROGUE (2014)—Broadcast Premiere—Mon., Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. ET

Mark Dacascos leads Marines behind enemy lines to stop a terrorist bomb plot and rescue Treat Williams’ daughter, in this thriller produced by cult icon Roger Corman.

THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)—Mon., Jan. 18 at 11:40 p.m. ET

Natalie Portman makes her big screen debut as a young orphan seeking to avenge her parents’ murder, with the help of master assassin Jean Reno.

STRANGER WITHIN (2013)—Broadcast Premiere—Thurs., Jan. 21, at 10 p.m. ET

Estella Warren fears for her marriage… and then her life… when a mysterious young woman sets her sights on husband Adam Baldwin during a Mediterranean getaway.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)—Thurs., Jan. 28 at 11:40 a.m. ET

Greek hero Jason sets sail in search of the Golden Fleece, battling harpies, a hydra, and a sinister skeleton army crafted by effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. Honor Blackman and DOCTOR WHO icon Patrick Troughton also star.

THE NET (1995)—Thurs., Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET

Reclusive systems analyst Sandra Bullock becomes tangled in a web of deceit, when a floppy disc reveals a deadly conspiracy involving cyber-terrorists and the government.

GODZILLA Triple Feature—Fri., Jan. 29, Starting at 6:05 p.m. ET

The King of All Monsters takes over SMC, as the mighty lizard goes toe-to-toe with mutant crab creatures in GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH, and battles an intergalactic doppelganger in GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA. And the beast heads East to feast on the Big Apple in GODZILLA, with Matthew Broderick.

BILLY JACK Marathon—Sat., Jan. 30, Starting at 2:05 p.m. ET

The month comes to a close with a night of films highlighting cult hero Tom Laughlin, as he protects peaceful students from angry townsfolk in his signature film, BILLY JACK. Then, the Vietnam vet takes the stand in THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK, and battles shady politicians in BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON. And Laughlin stars as a gun-slinging swordsman who comes to the aid of Mexican landowners in THE MASTER GUNFIGHTER, with Burgess Meredith.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit

In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)